Mindy McCready committed suicide on Sunday with a self-inflicted gunshot, and after learning that prescription drugs and alcohol were found in her system at the time of her death — she's also the fifth person to pass that appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab within the last two years.
The show ran from 2008 to 2011, and had a total a five seasons.
Referencing McCready's death, the show's former host, Dr. Drew Pinksy said:
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Mike Starr, the Alice In Chains bass player who was tragically found dead yesterday, was reportedly mixing methadone and anxiety medications only hours before his passing.
According to his roommate, the musician was using methadone recently in an effort to get sober, but had also been taking anxiety meds to battle issues resulting from an arrest last month.
"Mike was a beautiful person who was fighting to stay sober…I am going to miss him greatly."
So unbelievably sad. We guess as hard as he tried, he never could overcome his addictions.
Our thoughts stay with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.
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Yesterday, former Alice In Chains bassist/Celebrity Rehab participant Mike Starr was found dead in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Here's what Salt Lake City police Sgt. Shawn Josephson had to say about it:
“The cause and manner of death are going to be determined by the medical examiner’s office."
Such a tragedy! He was only 44 years old!
Our thoughts go out to Mike's family, friends, peers, and loyal fans everywhere.
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We wonder what Dr. Drew has to say about this.
Former bassist of Alice in Chains Mike Starr was arrested on Thursday for alleged drug possession in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The rocker was a patient on the third season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab. In fact, he appeared clean and sober on the most recent season and spoke to the current patients about getting clean after the show finished filming.
It's uncertain what kind of drugs Mike had in his possession at the time of his arrest, however he's still in jail being held on a $20,000 bond.
It's really unfortunate it had to go down like this. We hope Mike is willing to go back to rehab and gets back on the road to getting clean again.
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